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WELCOME TO THE FLYING HANDBAG

Opening Times

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

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ABOUT US

Established in 1994 and moved to its current location in 2006, The Flying Handbag is Blackpool’s only purpose built LGBTQ+ venue. It has recently undergone a half a million pound make-over which has seen the venue completely overhauled & modernised with a chic new decor and state of the art sound & lighting.

Located in Blackpool Town Centre, just a stones throw away from Blackpool North Railway Station, with good connections to other transport links, close to many of the towns other bars & restaurants, hotels and guest houses and of course Blackpools world famous attractions.

DELICIOUS FOOD & DRINK

Open 7 days a week, we offer a wide range of quality beers, wines and spirits as well as some delicious cocktails.

The  “Happiest Of Hours” are between 12pm & 8pm, with selected pints, spirits & bottles on offer. We have more drinks offers available on the bar all day.

Our Diner serves mouth-watering food daily. Our special Jalfrezi is our Wednesday menu special and a choice of two or three course Sunday lunch is available on Sunday afternoons between 12:30 & 18:00.

DAILY ENTERTAINMENT

The Flying Handbag prides itself in offering quality entertainment seven days a week throughout the year.

Your resident hosts Pudsley & Miss Amber, plus our guest  DJs, offer a warm welcome to  all who are looking for a good time and provide an array of outrageous entertainment. 

Whether it be a comedy quiz, karaoke, bingo, party nights or one of the fabulous artists we welcome from across the UK, expect a time to remember when you visit us.

philip h
philip h
8. January, 2022.
Going the extra mile xxx The Team are amazing, staff who actually love the place they work. This comes across with amazing service, we joined our friend and her partner too celebrate her 50th. Penny the Drag Queen did a countdown @ 12 thanks so much. You made a woman very unhappy ramming that 50th birthday home lol xxx thank you Penny, Courtney, Kerry and Katie and not forgetting the security team xxx
Lauren D
Lauren D
7. January, 2022.
Amazing Love this place, met my partner here and still coming back. Visit here, it is amazing! Dawn is lovely on security
tina T
tina T
7. January, 2022.
Security & Staff at hand bag are amazing! Always our go to bar!!!!! Dawn & Steven are honestly the the best security you could ask for, they always make me feel safe and deal with any issues quickly and professionally, we love them! The bar staff are always friendly and happy to chat while serving drinks We love you handbag team! ✨💖
Sandra L
Sandra L
6. January, 2022.
Superb customer service, friendly and welcoming venue We visited on Friday for New Years Eve. What can I say except the best way to see in the new year! It was made very special for us by all of the staff and the great atmosphere. Dawn and the door staff welcomed us on the way in. The DJ was superb and the music kept us partying to see the new year in. It was brilliant that the staff joined us at midnight. This place really is a great place to visit in Blackpool and in our opinion is the best and most welcoming venue in Blackpool. We came back Saturday and Sunday night as well, where we once again had such a great night with great staff. The DJ is very funny, welcoming and played all of our song requests. Can't wait until we next come back. Thank you so much to all of the staff
Bev P
Bev P
1. January, 2022.
Safe and welcoming. Stayed in Blackpool for new year and really wanted to try this place. Door staff were very friendly and welcoming.. 1st impressions,, loved it,, a great atmosphere fab music from the lovely DJ who played the songs i asked for!!!. Very spacious in there..drinks and service was good.. Myself and partner are a straight couple and our friends that we were with are a gay couple and we all felt relaxed and happy in there. Will definately go there again when next in Blackpool😁😁
Marc C
Marc C
1. January, 2022.
Excellent venue Great venue all year round, but made an excellent Christmas & NYE place to meet up. Friendly door and bar team - Wess especially goes out of his way professional lovely fella. Modern clean smart bar enjoyed by locals & visitors of all ages. Good food bar too!
Andy W
Andy W
1. January, 2022.
Place to be Good music and entertainment, friendly bar staff and always an amazing atmosphere. My favourite place to drink in Blackpool.
shane J
shane J
1. January, 2022.
Friendly and safe Friendly bar staff and door staff always a pleasure to drink there and great entertainment. Would recommend it to anyone visiting.
martain2
martain2
1. January, 2022.
Very covid safe Went for new years eve. Excellent covid passes were checked before entering and we all felt very safe whilst I'm the premises. The bar staff worked very hard to keep us all watered and the average wait was 3 mins. The premises was immaculately clean and we had a fantastic time. Shout out goes to Dawn who was awsome
SJC
SJC
1. January, 2022.
Flying handbag Blackpool Excellent door staff . Wess and the rest of staff and team excellent .fantastic service .clean tidy professional bar well managed excellent service